Yesli Vega States it is Scientifically Harder for Rape Victims to get Pregnant
A comment that gives us visions of Todd Akin in 2012 when he stated "legitimate rape cases hardly get pregnant."
You would think that at a time of distraught throughout the female population, women would hold strong together. However, it is blatantly obvious that an individual woman opposes abortion or supports it. Just like everybody else, they fall into pro-choice or pro-life.
One thing we all can agree upon is that a woman who has been raped should be able to receive an abortion with no judgment. However, for a female GOP congressional candidate, she thinks rape victims are “less likely” to become pregnant because “it’s not something that’s happening organically.”
Yesli Vega has been found, in an audio recording, to say, “The left will say, ‘Well what about in cases of rape or incest?’ “I’m a law-enforcement officer. I became a police officer in 2011. I’ve worked one case where as a result of a rape, the young woman became pregnant.”
She was also asked a follow-up question, has she ever been told or has she ever heard it’s “harder for a woman to get pregnant if she’s been raped.” In response, she said, “Well, maybe because there’s so much going on in the body,” Vega answered. “I don’t know. I haven’t, you know, seen any studies. But if I’m processing what you’re saying, it wouldn’t surprise me. Because it’s not something that’s happening organically. You’re forcing it. The individual, the male, is doing it as quickly—it’s not like, you know—and so I can see why there is truth to that. It’s unfortunate.”
When asked what the hell she was talking about and what allows her to determine this “fact” she said, “I’m a mother of two, I’m fully aware of how women get pregnant.”
The comments of Yesli Vega ring a bell of a former Missouri Representative, Todd Akin, who stated that the “legitimate rape” cases rarely get pregnant. “The female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down,” he said.
As endless amounts of criticism come to any individuals making such claims, the CDC has reported that nearly three million women in the United States have experienced rape-related pregnancies. It is true that abortion from rape is rare, but it doesn’t mean it isn’t something to consider being allowed.